February 7, 2012 Subject:
An irresistable cartoon romp!
I am not one who watches a movie or TV show over and over, but I am hooked on Neptune Nonsense! As Felix cartoons go, this one is a gem. It combines pleasantly colored art with gentle humor, and its movement dances with the accompanying music. It's a lot of cute cleverness packed into less than 8 minutes. Techniques of animation have come a long way, but they don't make them like this any more. Unfortunately!
February 4, 2007 Subject:
Felix the Anarchist Is Neutralized
Felix goes under the sea to find a companion for his pet goldfish in this later, talking Felix cartoon. This is a little bit better than most of the Felixes from this period, as he gets to have some run-ins with various strange sea creatures. Still, the original Felix from the silents would have definitely eaten all that fish, as well as manipulated the environment in various bizarre ways. He was an anarchist, rather than a cutie-pie, as he is here. Stick to the silents, I say.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.